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Athletic Department History

Year

Women’s Athletic Director

Men’s Athletic Director

Highlights

 

1901

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

Principal Pattengill spearheaded the inception of several extra-curricular activities

 

1902

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

Purple and white were selected as the “school colors.”  The words from the school alma mater identify purple as “the sing of might” and white as the “sing of truth and honor.”

 

1903

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1904

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1905

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1906

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1907

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1908

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1909

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1910

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1911

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1912

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1913

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1914

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1915

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1916

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1917

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1918

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1919

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1920

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1921

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1922

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1923

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1924

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1925

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1026

No Athletic Director

No Athletic Director

 

1927

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1928

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1929

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1930

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1931

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

 

1932

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1933

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1934

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1935

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1936

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

Ann Arbor High School got its name, “The Pioneers,” as a result of an essay contests Sponsored by the Ann Arbor News.  The first prize of $5 was award to Richard Mann.

 

1937

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1938

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1939

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1940

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1941

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1942

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1943

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1944

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

No Women’s Sports

 

1945

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1946

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1947

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1948

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1949

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1950

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1951

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1952

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1953

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1954

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

Cornerstone for the present Pioneer High School was laid.

 

1955

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1956

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1957

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1958

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1960

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1961

No Women’s Sports

Lou Hollway

 

1962

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

Frank Kline becomes athletic director
In 1935 Mr. Kline finished 3rd in Olympic trials of the 100 M dash losing to Jessie Owens the eventual gold medalist

 

1963

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

1964

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

1965

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

1966

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

1967

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

 

1968

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

 

1969

No Women’s Sports

Frank Kline

Meetings begin regarding girls’ sports
It’s felt that team sports sometimes put too much pressure on girls to win

 

1970

No one oversaw women’s sports

Frank Kline

Increased sensitivity to issues of racial and gender inequity in extra-curricular activities and academic performance. The implementation of a full range of women’s athletic programs.

 

1971

No one oversaw women’s sports

Frank Kline

 

1972

No one oversaw women’s sports

Frank Kline

 

1973

No one oversaw women’s sports

Don McEwen

 

1974

No one oversaw women’s sports

Don McEwen

 

1975

Barb Kaminska

Eldon Rouse

Barb Kaminiska the first women’s athletic director

 

1976

Eldon Rouse

 

1977

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1978

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

Men’s soccer added to program

 

1979

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1980

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1981

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

 

1982

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1983

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1984

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1985

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1986

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

Women’s soccer added
1987

Helen Connolly

Art Armstrong

 

1988

Helen Connolly

Chuck Ritter

 

1989

Helen Connolly

Chuck Ritter

 

 

1990

Helen Connolly

Chuck Ritter

9th graders came to the high school
9th grade teams added
Men’s lacrosse added

 

1991

Mike Milidonis

Chuck Ritter

 

1992

Eric Britner

Eric Britner

 

1993

Eric Britner

Eric Britner

 

1994

Eric Britner

Eric Britner

 

1995

Eric Britner

Eric Britner

 

1996

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Women’s water polo added

 

1997

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

 

1998

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

 

1999

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Men’s basketball wins its first ever state championship

 

2000

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Equestrian added to program

 

2001

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Victory bell tower erected at Hollway Field, first rang for men’s lacrosse

 

2002

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

9 State Championships in a year-the most ever
Ranked #1 Division School athletically in Michigan

 

2003

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

The women’s swimming team sets 4 National records and is rank No.1 in the country and the boy’s and girl’s swim teams power ranked No.1 in the country
Every spring sports team was ranked in the top ten
Ranked #1 Division School athletically in Michigan
Plaque placed on bell tower in honor of Lou Hollway

 

2004

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

This year funding provided the ability to have more 9th grade teams and an athletic supervisor, Eve Claar.
Athletic program ranked #1 in Michigan by the Ann Arbor News.
We added Men’s & Women’s Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Crew & Weight Training.

 

2005

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

 

2006

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Athletic program ranked #1 in Michigan by the Ann Arbor News.
Women’s swim team is #1 in the country.

 

2007

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

We added Figure Skating & Equestrian as varsity sports.
Major funding withdrawal for all sports and loss of Eve Claar.

 

2008

Lorin Cartwright

Lorin Cartwright

Cheerleading was lost as a varsity sport.  More funding withdrawals are anticipated.

 

2009

Lorin Cartwright Lorin Cartwright Funding continues to drop, anticipate 1/2 secretarial position being cut